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Game Journalism & Gamers Failed Each Other

Wayne Santos Says: Over the last couple of weeks a huge kerfuffle has blown through the gaming community and it’s taken on many names, finally settling, it seems, on “GamerGate,” since that’s the least accusatory term, and doesn’t involve personal defamation of anyone in particular. The most amazing thing about GamerGate is how it has ignited so many disconnected agendas into one confusing ball of Internet hostility that has pitted the gamers against the field of game journalism, and even created friction and in-fighting within these camps themselves. However, it’s also brought to light a very sad fact; when gamers and game journalists faced their first real moral crisis together, they failed to rise to the occasion, and both groups lose out because of that.

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